Yearly Archives: 2015


Bombardier CSeries certificated

After a protracted development period, Bombardier received Canadian type certification for its CS100 jetliner on 18 December. US and European certification is expected to follow shortly. Both Swiss and Malmö Aviation have ordered the 110-seat CS100 to replace their Avro RJs (former Avro RJ operator airBaltic is another early customer). […]


Formula One Avro RJ70 delivered

Former Abu Dhabi Amiri Flight Avro RJ70 M-STRY (msn E1267 ex A6-LIW) was delivered to her new owner, Bernie Ecclestone, the chief executive of the Formula One Group. After attention at Cranfield, she had been ferried to Norwich (via Bern) on 19 November for painting. She was rolled out in […]

Formula 1 Avro RJ70 M-STRY

BAe 146-200QT broken up at Bacău

BAe 146-200QT G-JEAJ (msn E2099) was broken up at Bacău in early December. She had been the first new QT conversion, making her first flight after conversion to QT configuration in June 2008. She had been ordered by Austrian airline Amerer Air, but the order was cancelled after technical problems […]


Mahan Air adds another Avro RJ85

Iranian airline Mahan Air has added another Avro RJ85. The latest addition is RJ85 G-CEIF (msn E2347), which was formerly CityJet’s EI-RJJ. She was returned off-lease to Falko in late October 2014, at which point her previous registration of G-CEIF was restored. After a period of storage at Cranfield, she […]

Mahan Air Avro RJ85 EP-MOS

Cello returns Avro RJ85 off-lease

Cello Aviation has returned Avro RJ85 G-LENM (msn E2273) to lessor Falko. Cello had been operating her since April 2013, in partnership with Chevron Aviation Services. Unlike Cello’s VIP-configured BAe 146-200, G-RAJJ (msn E2108), she is configured with 82 seats, making her attractive for ACMI work on behalf of other […]


BAE Systems signs Airlink to remodelled JetSpares Program

South Africa’s Airlink has become the first customer for BAE Systems’ remodelled JetSpares program. Under JetSpares, customers pay a fixed rate per flying hour (RPFH) for spares and repairs. Agreements are customized for each customer, and can now cover over 500 part numbers, including landing gear components, windscreens, and avionics. […]